Tag Archives: Family

A Skirt Fit For a Princess
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It’s October already and that means my brother Tom is getting married this weekend. And by married, I mean re-married. But as far as me, my mother, and two sisters are concerned, that detail is irrelevant. The race to find … Continue reading

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Late Bloomers
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It’s a sad truth, but kids on the spectrum don’t often get invited to parties, birthday or otherwise. Over the years I’ve grown used to this difficult state of affairs–even as it continued to frustrate and sadden me. These children … Continue reading

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Another Story Selected for Performance By Petaluma Readers Theatre
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Many of you will remember that the Petaluma Readers Theatre (PRT) performed my award-winning story, “Elliott Comes to Play” on stage back in the summer of 2012. As I told PRT after the performance, “seeing my story performed on stage … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Luck (And Other Stuff)
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As Saint Patrick’s Day approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about luck. Most people think it’s incredibly unlucky that after eight years of infertility, my ex and I adopted a baby girl who turned out to have autism spectrum disorder—a … Continue reading

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Cynthia’s Yearlong 50th Birthday Bash–November Update
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As I described back in April (you can read the post here), I’m celebrating my 50th birthday with a year of activities, challenges, and FUN designed to honor this milestone. I’m calling it Cynthia’s Yearlong 50th Birthday Bash, and so … Continue reading

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Be An Artist, Right Now!
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Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have Korean novelist Young-ha Kim. Kim weaves tales that speak  to the thrills and challenges of young Koreans in our increasingly globalized and ever-changing world. Young-ha Kim wishes that his eighth grade … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time, My Mother….
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Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. Today we have storyteller and children’s book author Carmen Agra Deedy. She talks about the art of storytelling and spins a funny, wise, and luminous tale of parents and kids, starring her Cuban mother. … Continue reading

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Cynthia’s Yearlong 50th Birthday Bash-July Update
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As I described back in April (you can read the post here), I’m celebrating my 50th birthday with a year of activities and challenges designed to honor this milestone. I’m calling it Cynthia’s Yearlong 50th Birthday Bash, and so far … Continue reading

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The IsaBody Challenge–An Update
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Another thing that happened while I was absent from my blog is that I completed the IsaBody Challenge. In a 16-week period filled with holidays and celebrations—Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Katie’s 10th birthday (my baby turned 10, how did that … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Love and Creativity
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Welcome to another Tuesday with TED. This week I am thrilled to share a powerful talk given by poet, writer, artist, and educator Tanaya Winder, who is a good friend and former classmate of my good friend, Jennifer Simpson. So … Continue reading

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